Plug and Play Off-Grid PV Buydown (Washington)
Last modified on May 23, 2011.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Plug and Play Off-Grid PV Buydown|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Schools, Local Government, Utility|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount||20% of costs|
|Maximum Incentive||375 to 3,750|
|Program Administrator||Washington State University|
|Last DSIRE Review||2003-11-13|
The Washington State 5,000 Solar Rooftops by 2005 Collaborative is introducing four pre-packaged, pre-engineered modular systems. (See modular systems attachments) Up to one hundred purchasers of these off grid 'Plug and Play" solar electric systems will be awarded rebates by the collaborative. These modular systems are an open standard that can be purchased from any Washington Solar Energy Industries Association dealer. Installation of the system must displace fossil fuel use.
Participants will receive a 20% rebate upon satisfactory installation of a solar electric system purchased under this program. These rebates are available to any Washington state resident. System financing, at below market rates, may be available from Collaborative partners. Funding for the program is limited and funds may be depleted by spring or summer 2004.
Possible installations include, but are not limited to remote water pumping, communications, lighting, and remote home applications. Systems can be installed by State parks, cities, county governments, utilities, businesses, and private individuals. Federal facilities do not qualify.
If you already have a solar electric system, you may want to upgrade it under this program. You may add to your system by either purchasing a new power module from the approved equipment list, or add additional PV modules in sets of 4 with racks and wiring from the approved system lists. You cannot upgrade battery banks without purchasing modules and inverters. You may purchase groups of 4 PV modules with racks and wiring to use with a water pumping system, communications system or other solar applications. (System sizing must be provided and approved by the program manager.)
|Contact Name||Phil Lou|
|Department||Washington State University|
|Division||Energy Extension Program|
|Address||PO Box 43165|
|Address 2||905 Plum St SE Bldg #4|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.